Delay Lines/Timing Elements
Delay lines or timing elements are used to control the timing of electronic circuits or systems. They use a physical medium (such as a quartz crystal or capacitor) to store a time-stamped or charged electrical signal. When the signal is released from the medium, it is used to trigger a specific event in the circuit. Delay lines are used to introduce precise delays in the system and are critical components in timing networks used to control events in digital systems and can also be used to provide stable clock signals to digital systems.